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"(Re)Constructing Identity and Place in the Vietnamese Diaspora" Fellowship

The William Joiner Center

Culture, Art, Trauma, Survival, Development: Vietnamese Contexts

This project is the collaborative effort of the University of Massachusetts Boston’s William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences, the Asian American Studies Program, the East Asian Studies Program, and the Institute of Asian American Studies.

This project will expand on the work of a previous cycle of fellowships “(Re)constructing Identity and Place in the Vietnamese Diaspora,” seeking to examine the roles culture and art have played in the contexts of postwar experiences of Vietnam and the Vietnamese people. Work may focus on both Vietnam and the Diaspora. The project aims to engage scholars, activists, and community leaders whose work, both practical and theoretical, seeks to address the issues of culture, art, war, trauma, survival, and development. As an acknowledgement of the diverse situations of scholars, artists, and activists in the Vietnamese community, the project will support fellowships with flexible residency requirements.

Fellows will make presentations on their research on campus and within the community and will interact with other fellows on campus as part of other institutes’ programs as well as the many visiting writers and scholars who take part in other Joiner Center and University Programs. Fellows will receive full university affiliation, including office, library privileges, copy and computing facilities, and telephone, fax and email services.

Application Process:

A letter of intent describing the project may be sent prior to December 1st. Applications include: 1) a ten page essay describing the research project and its relation to other research in the field; 2) a work plan for the proposed project; 3) three letters of recommendation, reviewing the proposed project and the candidate’s qualifications; 4) an up-to-date curriculum vitae.

Researchers could submit applications in English or Vietnamese.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2006.
Contact: Kevin Bowen/Nguyen Ba Chung
William Joiner Center
Healey Library, University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA 02125-3393

617-287-5850, fax 617-287-5855
email: chung.nguyen@umb.edu

website: William Joiner Center

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